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Top 10 Frequently Flying Posts: August 2013

It’s the start of a new month and here’s a look back at the top 10 viewed posts here on Frequently Flying in August. You can earn up to 7,500 United Airlines MileagePlus miles buying Marriott gift cards until September 7. I began a multi-part series exploring my “addiction” to airline and hotel elite status:…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Eagle Saab 340B

It’s time for a little regional airline love in this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Appearing below is the layout for an American Eagle Saab 340B (SF3) turboprop seen flying the skies in the early 1990s. Unlike all other Eagle aircraft flying at the time with row numbering beginning at “1,” American Airlines began…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 29-30, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news from the past two days that caught my attention: American Airlines and US Airways won a mini-battle against the Justice Department today, as a judge ruled that a March start date for the antitrust trial as requested by the DOJ was “too far off.” The trial is expected to…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 28, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: American Airlines briefly had frequent fliers in a panic today, as the airline mistakenly added fuel surcharges to certain AAdvantage award tickets on partner airlines (other than the existing ones you’ll find on British Airways and Iberia). United Airlines will reportedly announce new transpacific…

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False Alarm: American Isn’t Adding Award Ticket Fuel Surcharges… Yet

My, my it’s been an interesting morning reading the multitude of blog posts and reactions on Twitter to the “mistake” American Airlines made by adding fuel surcharges to non-British Airways/Iberia AAdvantage award tickets. Perhaps I shouldn’t put “mistake” in quotes, as it genuinely was an error according to American’s statement: Last night, in a routine…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 27, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: American Airlines today launched five new nonstop routes from Los Angeles to Columbus, Hartford, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Bentonville. American plans to add West Palm Beach and Sao Paulo service later this year. Southwest Airlines will begin flying Denver-Fort Myers in March. The new service…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 22, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Delta Air Lines will arm flight attendants with Nokia Luminas to “improve the customer experience.” FAs will be able to process onboard credit card purchases in real-time, including on the spot upgrades to Economy Comfort. American Airlines and US Airways got another kick in…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 21, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Delta Air Lines is planning new Seattle service to Seoul and Hong Kong beginning in June 2014. The new Hong Kong flight will bring back a U.S. gateway, as Delta currently only flies to Hong Kong from Tokyo after previously ending Detroit-Hong Kong service.…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 16, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Earlier this week, American Airlines offered a fast-track to elite status that was quickly removed by the airline after it became apparent that many non-targeted travelers were successful in registering for the campaign. AAdvantageGeek got the lowdown on whether those who signed up will…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 15, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: The biggest airline news story from yesterday remains as the most highlighted that I’ve seen today, namely where the Justice Department is attempting to block the American Airlines-US Airways merger, which I totally disagree with. It’s still gonna happen, everyone. Maybe not as fast…

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